Plans are being completed for the eighth annual Wooley Creek Bluegrass Festival and School History Days, Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 in Cape Fair.
The three-day extravaganza will feature food, fun and music starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.
Visitors are invited to tour the old schoolhouse and hear from some of the former students of life in the early 1900s. Photos and other memorabilia will also be available, includ- ing photos, an old pot-bellied stove, the old school bell and school records.
At 6 p.m., several items will be auctioned, including an- tiques, primitives and collectibles.
Music will continue until 9 p.m.
On Saturday, six bands are scheduled to perform, in- cluding Missouri Boatride and The Cleverly's, who recently performed at the Ozark Empire Fair.
Chances for a handmade queen-sized quilt will be sold throughout the three-day event. The quilt was made by Vada Stone Wilson, a former student at the schoolhouse, and do- nated by Wilson's family. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The winner need not be present to win.
This event is a special gathering for all former Wooley Creek School students, teachers, friends and neighbors. Any- one interested in local history, one room school houses or bluegrass music is encouraged to attend.
The festival will be held at Wooley Creek School, lo- cated 3.5 miles west of Cape Fair. Signs will be posted.
Primitive camping sites are available next to the school grounds.
For more information, on the bluegrass festival, call Justin Sifford at 417-294-5886. For more information on the school, call Mary Ann Broomfield at 417-336-8323, or Mike Collins at 417-574-6021.